Hello all, I am the other partner in Appalachian Fly Guides, David Grossman. You might know me from such educational films as, How to Bail A Boat With Nothing More Than A Water Bottle, and How to Untangle A Knot While Looking Good Doing It. All joking aside folks, I’m really excited to join Ryan this year in our new guide venture and look forward to meeting a lot of you in the near future to show you why we think E. TN/WNC is one of the most special places to fish in the entire country. Now down to the fishing! Got out yesterday on the Watauga tailwater outside of Elizabethton TN, and while the fishing wasn’t great as far as numbers of fish go, the BIG fish bite was definitely on. Fish were eating mostly emergers, both midge and Blue Wing Olive, and they really seemed to want the fly on the swing. We broke off a couple of 18” plus fish at the boat but in the end we got the one that counted, all 21” of hooked jaw yellow bellied goodness.
If you want a shot at the big boys, now is the time to take it, so give us a call and let’s go alligator hunting. Appalachian Fly Guides 828-446-5552 or Appflyguides@yahoo.com.
– Dave Grossman